Chris Sauter holds a B.A. from the University of the Incarnate Word and a M.F.A. from The University of Texas at San Antonio. He has exhibited across the United States, Mexico and Europe. His works have been featured at many institutions such as The Kohler Art Center; the Musee d’Art Moderne Saint-Etienne, France; The Drawing Center, NY; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; the Dallas Museum of Art; and PS1, New York. Sauter has been a resident artist at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin and Artpace, San Antonio. He is the Interim Chair of Painting and Drawing and the Director of Foundations at the Southwest School of Art. He decorates cakes and designs/builds theatre sets in his spare time.
Drawing from varied sources such as agriculture, history, science and religion, my work explores the links between biology and culture, the present and the past, the personal and the universal. Working across genre, my principal strategies are, transforming common objects into other recognizable objects, extreme scale shifts, and juxtaposing disparate materials and images. Often in the process, popular dichotomies are recognized and then collapsed into multifaceted wholes.
2D, 3D, 4D, Public Art, Installation